New Order and Progress: Development and Democracy in Brazil

ISBN : 9780190462895

Ben Ross Schneider
328 ページ
156 x 235 mm

Ben Ross Schneider's volume, New Order and Progress takes a thorough look at the political economy of Brazil. The distinctive perspective of the 11 chapters is historical, comparative, and theoretical. Collectively, the chapters offer sobering insight into why Brazil has not been the rising economic star of the BRIC that many predicted it would be, but also documents the gains that Brazil has made toward greater equality and stability. The book is grouped into four parts covering Brazil's development strategy, governance, social change, and political representation. The authors -18 leading experts from Brazil and the United States - analyze core issues in Brazil's evolving political economy, including falling inequality, the new middle class, equalizing federalism, the politicization of the federal bureaucracy, resurgent state capitalism, labor market discrimination, survival of political dynasties, the expansion of suffrage, oil and the resource curse, exchange rates and capital controls, protest movements, and the frayed social contract.


1. Ben Schneider. 21st Century Order and Progress: Brazil in Historical, Comparative, and Theoretical Perspectiv.
I. Development Strategy
2. Sarah Brooks and Marcus Kurtz (Department of Political Science, Ohio State University) Natural Resources and Economic Development in Brazil
3. Tyler Priest (Department of History, University of Iowa) Petrobras and the History of Innovation in Offshore Oil
4. Kevin Gallagher (International Studies, Boston University) and Daniela Prates (Departamento de Economia, Universidade de Campinas) The New Developmentalism, the Financialized Resource Curse, and the Challenge of Exchange Rate Management in Brazil
II. Governance
5. Sergio Lazzarini (Insper, Sao Paulo) and Aldo Musacchio (Brandeis Business School). The Reinvention of State Capitalism in Brazil, 1970-2012
6. Barbara Nunberg (School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University) and Regina Pacheco (Department of Public Administration, Fundacao Getulio Vargas, Sao Paulo) Public Management Incongruity in 21st Century Brazil
7. Marta Arretche (Department of Political Science, Universidade de Sao Paulo) Federalism, Social Policy, and Reductions in Territorial Inequality in Brazil
III. Social Change
8. Francisco Ferreira (World Bank), Sergio Firpo, (School of Economics, Fundacao Getulio Vargas, Sao Paulo) and Julian Messina (World Bank) Understanding Recent Labor Market Dynamics and Reductions in Earning Inequality in Brazil
9. Timothy Power (Oxford University) The Political Implications of Declining Poverty and Inequality in Brazil
IV. Political Representation
10. F. Daniel Hidalgo and Renato Lima (Political Science, MIT) Elite Contestation and Mass Participation in Legislative Elections, 1945-2010
11. Marcus Melo (Department of Political Science, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco) Institutional Malaise and the New Politics of Accountability: Representation, Taxation, and the Social Contract


Ben Ross Schneider is Ford International Professor of Political Science at MIT and director of the MIT-Brazil program.